|City of Buje
Grad Buje - Città di Buie
|• Mayor||Edi Andreašić (Ind.)|
|Population (31 March 2011)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Buje was known as the "sentinel of Istria" for its hilltop site located 10 km (6.21 mi) inland from the Adriatic Sea. It still commands an excellent panorama. Buje has a rich history; traces of life in the region date back to prehistoric times. The town developed from a Roman and Venetian settlement into a medieval town. Buje has been part of the Venetian republic from 1358 until 1797 and has been an Italian city from 1918 to 1945. Today it is a modern regional center. Despite its development Buje has retained many features typical of various historical periods. With its narrow streets and a central square, the old town is a fine example of medieval architecture with strong Venetian influences as the rest of the region.
A baroque church from the 16th century, built on the foundations of a Roman temple dominates the square. The old city was protected with stone fortifications, part of which have been preserved to modern times. Being situated on a hill, the old town offers exquisite views on the surrounding scenery, dominated by Mediterranean vegetation, vineyards and olive groves.
Outside of the old town a modern city has sprung. After World War II Buje developed into an industrial, cultural and economic center of the region. To its visitors today, Buje offers a blend of gentle Mediterranean climate, good food and a quiet setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristic Istrian coastal resorts.
|Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, DZS, Zagreb, 2005|
The population of the whole town (Grad Buje - Città di Buie) was 5,182 in March 2011. The population of the settlement (naselje) of Buje proper was 2,671 in 2011, down from citation needed]. The second-largest settlement of the town is Kaštel / Castelvenere with a population of 643 in 2011.[
- "Statut Grada Buja" [Statute of the City of Buje] (PDF) (in Croatian). 2009. Article 2. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Buje". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Population by Mother Tongue, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Istria". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
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